What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered all hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A stupid domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)
Are you getting disorientated? We categorically are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Drawback No.3: A total shortage of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter deficiency of a modern domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Problem Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is availing of, the eager customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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